The eventful history of the maritime metropolis becomes particularly visible during the HafenCity guided tour. Even in HafenCity today we can still discover the traces of the work of the people who shaped Hamburg.
On a guided tour of Hamburg's newest district, we will see how modern construction meets traditional brick architecture. One focus of the HafenCity tour will be on the urban planning features and challenges.
A guided tour through the quarters of HafenCity
On my guided tour through HafenCity with its ten very different quarters, I will show you how the former harbour area has become one of the largest urban development projects in Europe.
By 2030, residential and leisure quarters will be built between the Elbe and Speicherstadt, with a focus on publicly subsidised flats, among other things. Restaurants and cafés, as well as lovingly landscaped parks, already invite visitors to relax.
On the guided tour of HafenCity, we see how the mobility concept of living and working in one place is consistently implemented. In the Am Lohsepark quarter, commercial space has been created on the ground floor, connected to flats above. Many building communities attach importance to social commitment and environmental protection and support corresponding projects in the district or have launched new ones.
One focus of the HafenCity guided tour: the Elbphilharmonie concert hall
The Elbphilharmonie is part of our HafenCity guided tour. On the Plaza viewing platform, 37 metres above the ground, you not only have an impressive panoramic view of the city centre, the Elbe and the harbour. The architectural development of Hamburg's "New Downtown" can also be seen even better from this perspective.
The Elbphilharmonie is also an example of how forward-looking architecture and the charm of the past are close together here. Hamburg's new landmark is more than just a concert hall. The two concert halls and the quay studio are surrounded by a hotel and flat blocks.
Conclusion of the Hafencity tour: The Elbtower
The Elbtower, 233 metres high, will be a powerful conclusion to HafenCity and a counterpoint to the historic Speicherstadt.
Whether it's the International Maritime Museum, located in Hamburg's oldest remaining warehouse, or the "Sky-Walk Elbbrücken", the architecturally attractive new stop on the U4: maritime flair and proximity to the water are omnipresent on our tour of HafenCity.
Tours take place with a minimum of 6 participants.